GCAP: ‘No to Africa-EU Strategy based on unfair trade deals’

European and African members the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), have united to warn Heads of State not to build the new strategy on unfair trade deals. In their declaration they state that: “The fact that the new EU-Africa Strategy is built on trade agreements which are opposed by civil society in both continents as well as by many African governments, is evidence that the new strategy is not taking into account the African experience, nor is based on mutual accountability. Campaigners call on the leaders to build Africa/ Europe relations based on pro-development trade justice rather than unfair free trade. They also ask them to include civil society inputs, which foster greater ownership of the strategy by the people it directly affects.”

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